List by Category: Pennsylvania News

Support for Medical Marijuana Grows in Pennsylvania

09.20.13 | Bob Price

The medical marijuana debate is back at the State Capitol: Senate bill 770, known as the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act, would legalize the drug for those with certain diseases and chronic pain. It's not the first time a bill like this has ...

Urgent Action Needed to Address PA's Roads and Bridges

09.20.13 | Bob Price

Pointing to the 1,100 in-state bridges now weight-restricted as a warning for the future, a frustrated Barry Schoch, the state's secretary of transportation, has urged legislators to quickly pass a transportation bill that would raise billions for ...

Critics say "CorbettCare" will Lead to More Welfare, Higher Taxes

09.19.13 | Bob Price

Republican Governor Tom Corbett came out with his “Healthy Pennsylvania” initiative this week, a proposal that gives the federal government a laundry list of Medicaid reforms he would like to implement in the state. Corbett wants to use ...

New Grading System in PA

09.19.13 | Bob Price

Education officials unveiled a new grading system for Pennsylvania's public schools on Wednesday that they described as a tool for parents, administrators and the public to monitor and improve student achievement. School Performance Profiles will ...

"Twin Sister" Conflict with PA Attorney General

09.18.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane's top deputy says he's confident the promotion of Kane's twin sister can withstand scrutiny by the state Ethics Commission. The state's First Deputy Attorney General says the promotion of Ellen Granahan ...

PA Dems Want to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy

09.18.13 | Bob Price

Some state Democratic lawmakers want to bar Pennsylvania mental-health providers from trying to change the sexual orientation of gay minors. Reps. Brian Sims of Philadelphia and Gerald Mullery of Luzerne County said Tuesday they plan to introduce a ...

Sandusky To Be Absent In Appeal Hearing Today

09.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Will convicted child predator Jerry Sandusky recieve a new trial? The Pennsylvania State Supreme Court will hear arguments this afternoon. Sandusky is hoping to win a new trial. He is serving a sentence that could keep him behind bars the rest of ...

Apple Cider Season Has Arrived In NY, PA

09.17.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Little Tree Orchards In Newfield, New York is bustling; and so is Ritter's Cider Mill in Lackawanna County. It takes 36 apples to make one gallon of cider. Experts say this year is one of the biggest crops in years. If you want to find an apple ...

Corbett Unveils Medicaid Overhaul

09.17.13 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Corbett is proposing  major changes to the Medicaid system, which he says is growing at a  rate that can't be sustained.  He wants to use new federal money to buy  private insurance for half a million uninsured ...

Important Cases Before PA Court

09.17.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's Superior Court will hear back-to-back  arguments in two high-profile cases during a special session today in Luzerne  County.  The panel of judges first will hear Jerry Sandusky's  challenge to his child ...

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